General Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider assisting in one of the following areas

Join the Scientific Review Committee
Be part of an established group of professional scientists and teachers that evaluate project applications before competition. The time commitment will be two Saturday mornings for four hours each at the Santa Clara County Office of Education . If interested please contact the SRC

Help set up the Exhibit Hall for the Fair
Many hands are needed to physically set up the room in which the competition takes place. This is done Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center, South Hall. No experience is required, and there are a large variety of jobs to be done. Come and join the fun for any time period you are able.

Be a general volunteer on Fair day, Thursday March 23
We need all the help we can get!

Be a Judge at the Fair
Judging will take place at the San Jose Convention Center Thursday March 23 from 1-5 pm. Judges meet with student participants and review and rank their projects. Category judging is done in teams organized by discipline area to determine place awards (1st, 2nd, Honorable Hention, etc). If interested please contact the category-judging committee. In addition, scientists working for various agencies in the bay area also judge the projects for special awards given by their sponsoring company/agency.

Visit with the Student Participants
Plan to come to the South Hall of the San Jose Convention Center, on Thursday, March 23 from 5 pm-6 pm to visit with the students and discuss their projects. If interested please mark this date on your calendar and bring a colleague with you.

Other General Activities you can do to help

  • Support your local school’s science fair efforts and attend its exhibition.
  • Become a SYNOPSYS Championship Fair student advisor or mentor, or research supervisor.